In accordance with Brad’s wishes, his services were held privately.
Brad A. Brailsford, age 71, of Sturtevant, passed away on February 27, 2023 at Zilber Family Hospice, Wauwatosa, WI
Brad was born on October 2, 1951, in Evanston, IL, a son of the Late Walter R. and Barbara J. (nee: Couse) Brailsford.
He was a thirty-five-year employee of Amtrak retiring as an Operations Manager in 2010.
Brad was a true naturalist and adventurer at heart. He enjoyed biking and was an avid railroad enthusiast. An accomplished amateur photographer, his true love was his family. He was always there for the love of his life, Mary, his sisters and his nieces and nephews. They will forever cherish the practical jokes he played on them and the love he shared.
He will be sadly missed by his life partner, Mary Shannon; his sisters, Roanne Groff and Karen Klock; his nieces and nephews, Kathy, Georgann, Kim, Wally Jr., Kyle, Greg, and Jason; his great nieces and nephews, Owen, Taylor, Lexi, Mason, Bobbe, Coleman, Landon, Laney, Olivia, and Addy, and his former wife, Liz Brailsford.
Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, David.
It was an honor to be your friend Brad. I will always think of all the good times, even in our childhood days. Rest in peace dear man. Sue Elliott Murdy
Terry Turner says
May you rest in eternal peace my friend. God Bless you!
Jan Keister says
We had an early childhood together in Glenview, Illinois then lost touch until a few years ago through social media. I’m glad we had a chance to reconnect.
Mike Andersen says
I was surprised learning of Brad’s passing. We were neighbors in Glenview. I remember all the fun and trouble we got into. My family and I will remember Brad and his family in our prayers.
Paul Andersen, Basalt, Colorado says
Brad was my first and longest friend in life. We lived a block apart in Glenview and became inseparable during pre-kindergarten. We were friends for over 65 years and shared innumerable memories. Now those memories are mine along, and so the world shrinks a bit. Such is loss tinged with gratitude for deep friendship.
Tim Hrdlicka says
Rest in HIS embrace forever more. You will be missed. ♥️
Nancy Garrison says
Mary, Roanne, and Karen – Brad was larger than life and so full of love for it. We met at SIU in the 70’s, a summer algebra class. He sure was one to keep those friend connections going! I’ll miss him.
I know it meant the world to him to be close to his family these last years, and to have Mary by his side. May you all find comfort and peace in the many great memories you hold of him.